5 — C.M. — I. Watts
The Wisdom of God.
1 Cor. 1. 24; Eph. 3. 9-11
1 The Lord, descending from above,
Invites his children near,
While power, and truth, and boundless love
Display their glories here.
2 Here, in thy gospel’s wondrous frame,
Fresh wisdom we pursue;
A thousand angels learn thy name,
Beyond whate’er they knew.
3 Thy name is writ in fairest lines;
Thy wonders here we trace;
Wisdom through all the mystery shines,
And shines in Jesus’ face.
4 The law its best obedience owes
To our incarnate God;
And thy revenging justice shows
Its honours in his blood.
5 But still the lustre of thy grace
Our warmer thoughts employs;
Gilds the whole scene with brighter rays,
And more exalts our joys.